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Jul 28, 2012 3:00pm EDT
three of the victims memorialized today were in their 20s. >>> and tonight at 8:00, cnn's don lemon host as special report madness at midnight, the search for answers in aurora. >>> now to travels overseas for mitt romney. he just landed in tel aviv after taking a charter flight from england. he's hoping to redeem himself after some rather embarrassing gaffes in london. the british media had a field day after romney appeared to question whether they were ready to host the games. they even dubbed him mitt the twit. and now to a remembrance of 9/11. on that day, 40 passengers and crew members of flight 93 died when their hijacked plane crashed in somerset county, pennsylvania. today the navy christened a ship named in honor of the heros who died on that flight in a ship yard in afternoon dale, a suburb of new orleans, family members of those killed gathered. a bottle of sparkling wine was smashed against its hull. >>> and explosions shatter buildings. you hear from a woman in syria's largest city coming under heavy attack today. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as pa
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Jul 25, 2012 8:00am PDT
a very sick teenager may be allowed to die. but first, this just in to cnn. a greek athlete has been booted from the olympic games for a racist tweet. let's go straight to london. zane, you just told me this happened. we got you up top. what did it say? who are we talking about? >> reporter: hi, kyra. this is the first olympic casualty. she is a champion triple jumper from greece voula papachristo and is believed to have said on twitter, with so many africans in greece at least the west nile mosquito will eat home made food. the reaction to that was very quick and very angry. her tweet was deleted. she apologized shortly after that on her facebook page saying she was really sorry for her tasteless comment and that i respect all people and all races. she went on to say she really believes in the values and meaning of the olympics. now, this athlete is only 23 years old. this was to be her first ever olympic games. she is not even here yet, kyra. she was in athens on her way to london in the next couple days but was booted out almost instantly from the team after she posted that tweet.
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Jul 25, 2012 11:00am EDT
and assault rifles. cnn's ivan watson actually crossed into northern syria and spoke with the rebels who vowed to fight to the death to overthrow assad. >> translator: a father stained with the blood of his son. this is the blood of a martyr, he yells. of a hero, his blood is pure. mad grief and pride from a man who just learned his son died in battle. he was only 22 years old, a defector from the syrian military. he died tuesday morning fighting for the rebel free syrian army. he is the fourth man from this small hill top village to be killed battling the government. a fellow fighter brought rashid home to be buried and said he was shot in the syrian city of aleppo. a helicopter killed your friend today. >> yes. >> reporter: on a roof top. on top of a building. >> yes. >> reporter: what began 17 months ago as a peaceful protest movement has morphed into a full-fledged armed insurgency composed of defector soldiers as well as students, shopkeepers, real estate agents, and even members of president bashar al assad's ruling baath party. you were in the baath party before. >> yeah. >> reporter: f
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Jul 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
can see more on tuesday morning cnn, "starting point." i'll see you back here at 10:00 eastern. right now, cnn presents. >>> tonight, on "cnn presents," soldier guinea pigs. >> he received a high dose of the incapacitating agent. >> they were never supposed to talk about this. it was top secret. >> reporter: forgotten heroes. this expensive slice of california real estate is supposed to house america's homeless veterans. guess who we found sleeping outside. betrayal of trust? sexual assaults on the rise at the nation's prestigious military academies. >> i remember him turning off the lights and me asking, what are you doing? >> women who feel betrayed by the military they committed to serve. the pentagon's battle to do something about it. revealing investigations, fascinating characters, stories with impact. this is "cnn presents" with tonight's host, drew griffin. >> tonight, a special look at some of the men and women who have served our country. >>> opening investigations into the unbelievable injustices done to them. we begin with the startling story how u.s. soldierings were used
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic games. newsroom starts ri
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
's cambodia. but maybe, just maybe, doctors tonight may have cracked the puzzle. at least we hope. cnn's dr. sanjay gupta joins us now. he arrived in cambodia and he is on the phone with us. so dr. gupta, talk to me about this so-called breakthrough we have been hearing about. what do you think of this disease and breakthrough? >> well, you know, it's been a complete mystery for some time now. this is a significant development. what doctors have discovered is the beginnings of a pattern among these dozens of kids that, you know, there's been -- the numbers vary a little bit, don, but 66 cases of this sort of mystery disease, 64 as you mentioned children have died. nearly 100% lethality. what they have found is something known as virus 71. it's a particular type of virus that can cause something known as hand, foot, and mouth disease. they've seen outbreaks in various parts of the world. oftentimes it can be contained. it certainly doesn't have the same degree of lethality as this. that's where the mystery still remains. why is this killing children so universally? could this potentially be
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Jul 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
's top fashion designers the rest of the week on cnn. look for alina's special back stage pass from paris this saturday, july 14th, at 2:30 eastern. >>> this hour in the cnn newsroom we are focusing on the congressional vote on the affordable health care act also known as obama health care. we'll take you to a city where the mayor is cutting workers pay to minimum wage. if you're missing some channels on your directv don't worry. cnn is working of course but we want to talk about that as well. we'll get right down to it. we're hearing that it could get a statement today on the health of congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. one of his top aids says that jackson's condition is not life threatening. last week jackson's office issued a statement saying he is struggling with physical and emotional problems that will require extensive medical treatment. the 47-year-old took a medical leave of absence last month which his office attributed to exhaustion. he has been under growing pressure to explain his disappearance from capitol hill. we'll have more details and a live report from chicago
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Jul 21, 2012 8:00pm PDT
at 10:00 p.m. eastern. >>> tonight on cnn presents. soldier guinea pigs. >> they were never supposed to know about this. it was top secret. guess who we found sleeping outside of this house? betrayal of trust? sexual assaults on the rise of the nation's prestigious military academies. >> i remember him turning off the lights and me asking what are you doing? >> women who feel betrayed by the military they committed to serve. the pentagon's battle to do something about it. revealing investigations. fascinating characters. stories with impact. this is cnn presents. tonight's host, drew griffin. >> reporter: a special look at the men and women who have served our country and eye-opening investigations into the unbelievable injustices done to them. we begin with the startling story of how u.s. soldiers were used as human guinea pigs. during the cold war, the military embarked on a top secret program to test chemical and biological weapons but researchers used animals but believe it or not they also used humans. volunteers from the army who had no idea what they were signing up for. well,
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Jul 18, 2012 11:00am EDT
. you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or if you are headed to work you can watch live from your desk top. go to cnn.com/tv. >>> it's been more than a decade since 9/11 when terrorists came into our country, trained at our flight schools, and murdered thousands of innocent americans. we learned a lot since then about national security. according to a new report it looks like we are still not doing enough. chris lawrence live from the pentagon with more on the national security hearing happening right now. chris, tell us what's being discussed at this moment. also, what does this report say? >> reporter: it says scarey things. basically what we are hearing out of the hearing in congress right now is that there may be foreign nationals right now in the united states training in mother nature flight schools just like mohamed atta who crashed into the north tower of the world trade center. listen to this chilling exchange between representative mike rogers and an official from the government accountability office who conducted the report. >> based on your report the adminis
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Jul 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
sister rachel was killed in columbine, said it's all about uniunituniunity. got to take a break. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. see you tomorrow morning. >>> deadly propaganda. a massive explosion the taliban claims that a large u.s. base in afghanistan. a vehicle loaded with explosives ramming the front gate. the blast felt miles away. >>> rigged to kill. inside james holmes' apartment, new information this morning on what investigators saw when they went inside. explosives, wires, gasoline. police telling cnn it looked like a setup in afghanistan, not the united states. >>> home sweet home. finally, the good news we've been waiting for. the value of your house going up for the first time in five years. >>> plus this. >> don't hit your head on the dock. >> no way. >> it's called speed kayaking. or at least trying to be that. our rob marciano taking a dip while trying out this lesser known olympic sport. get your life preserver. "newsroom" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >>> we do begin with breaking news this morning. more security con
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Jul 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
becomes significantly less important. rosie tompkins, cnn, london. >> i guess i'd reserve a room there if it came to that. right? >>> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have so much more ahead on cnn "sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> a stunning victory and a surprising defeat. a tale two of american swimmers in last night's must-see 400-meter race. plus -- >>> trying to make a comeback after an embarrassing first run. no, i'm not talking about an olympic athlete, but mitt romney's international tour. >>> and later -- the suspect in the aurora shooting formally charged tomorrow. and with new details on his mental state, a mysterious package sent to his psychiatrist, the big question may be -- when should doctor/patient privilege be broken? >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. thanks for starting your morning with us. we start in syria where we may be in the beginning stage of a massacre. this is new video of the battle in the streets of aleppo. syria's biggest city. army tank battered the city saturda
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Jul 15, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. the president tells cnn affiliate wavy that is not going to happen. >> no, we won't be apologizing. and i don't -- sometimes these games are played during political campaigns. understand what the issue is here. mr. romney claims that he's mr. fix-it for the economy, because of his business experience. i think voters entirely legitimately want to know, well, what exactly was that business experience? >> okay, condi rice keeps saying she doesn't want to be vice president, but her name keeps coming up. earlier tonight, i spoke with cnn contributors and offered reason why rice will not be on the ticket. >> we can run through the reasons why rice doesn't make sense to be the v.p. candidate. most important of which is, she is pro-choice. and that is somewhat of a deal killer for any republican running for nastional office. as you just said, poppy, she doesn't want to be vice president. so, it's a nonstarter. and the timing of it is obvious, because changing the subject, let's not talk about baynin. by the way, conversation was a subject changer from the jobs report a week ago. let's just be fair. w
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Jul 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
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Jul 24, 2012 9:00am EDT
in, what could have happened? she had told cnn that obviously she was very afraid having known what was in there now. but, you know, that could have ended her life. it could have, you know, ended the lives of all of the people in that apartment complex or first responders. so i think the big outstanding question now, and i don't know that we'll ever get an answer, is why would he tell police that there were explosives if it was set up to detonate and kill. >> yeah. so many questions. poppy harlow reporting live for us. >>> james holmes, the suspect, his first appearance in a colorado courtroom was bizarre. was he slipping into madness? was he faking it? he was sporting that mop of orange hair. and his expressions ranged from shock to confusion to sleepiness. cnn's jim spellman was inside the courtroom from that hearing -- for that hearing, rather. he is joining us from aurora. jim, describe what it was like inside that courtroom. >> reporter: there was a lot of anticipation. people were there an hour and a half, two hours early. one-half of the room was press. the other half was fam
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at >> tonight inside the supreme court, a rare and exclusive >>> tonight on cnn presents. soldier guinea pigs. >> they were never supposed to know about this. it was top secret. guess who we found sleeping outside of this house? during the cold war, the military embarked on a top secret program to test chemical secret program to test chemical and biological weapons but researchers used animals but believe it or not they also used humans. volunteers from the army who had no idea what they were signing up for. well, nearly half a century later, some of these human guinea pigs are emging from the shadows with disturbing stories about what the military did to them then and how they are being treated now. dr. sanjay gupta investigates. >> i joined 18 years of age. the height of the vietnam war and really felt a sense of duty to my country to go and serve. >> i went straight to ft. bragg. it was just the thing to do. that was my obligation. that was my duty as an american. >> i was drafted and i was sent to ft. sill and placed in the missile detachment. we were supposed to be nuclear guards for the
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Jul 21, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the latest of the overall scope of this investigation and of course, cnn will be bringing that to you live and then later on, our coverage doesn't end. at 8:00 p.m., a special hosted by my colleague cnn's don lemon, a special primetime coverage special of this colorado theater shooting. >>> all right, now that the hazards have been removed possibly from the suspect's apartment, well, what is next? retired fbi agent will tell us. i don't have to use gas. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. drive around town all the time doing errands and never ever have to fill up gas in the city. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. the last time i went to the gas station must have been about three months ago. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. ♪ that i forget how to put gas in my car. so what i'm saying is, people like options. when you take geico, you can call them anytime you feel like saving money. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
today. >> cnn political analyst rolen martin in houston where romney spoke. good to see you. >> like wise. >> tell us what you think romney thinks he'll accomplish here when you take a look at the polls and they say what about 5% african-americans support romney compared to 87% for president obama. >> well, first of all i think if you go back to a couple things, obvious obviously senator obama got the percent of the vote in 2008. in 1998 speaker gingrich was the leader of the house he was perceived as far too antagonist tick when it came to minorities and that was not appealing to suburban white women. then governor george w. bush ran in 2000 with compassionate conservativism and that was a lot more appealing to those constituents. so really what mitt romney is doing is not necessarily to get significant numbers of black votes but to say to independent voters out there, i am reaching out. i'm not simply trying to be only looking at one ethnic group when it comes to the gop. i think that's really what the intention is to say i'm open, have open arms to reach out to many other people.
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: wolf, naacp leaders told cnn they praised mitt romney for showing what they called courage in coming to this convention today. but safe to say mitt romney did not hide his positions on issues that are dear to the civil rights group. and members of the naacp did not hide their feelings about mitt romney. >> honorable mitt romney this morning is our speaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: at first the applause for mitt romney at the naacp was polite. but that did not last long. when the gop contender pledged to get the national debt under control in part by repealing the president's health care law, the crowd let him have it. >> and so to do that i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care. and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> reporter: the boos lasted 15 seconds. the most sustained negative response romney has received in this campaign. the chair of the naacp's national board said members objected to romney's use of the term obama care, a buzz word coined by the critics. >> that was a loaded statement. and the crowd
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Jul 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
newsroom. >>> you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm gary tuchman in for frederica whitfield. nine days and counting. a searing heat wave affecting a huge section of the united states is once again creating dangerous conditions from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. temperatures so high they are literally causing roads to buckle. in wisconsin, this warped road actually sent an suv flying into the air. that is a true picture. that is not made up. the heat is especially dangerous for people who don't have power and that is the situation facing hundreds of thousands of people who lost electricity during a major storm one week ago. and we have reporters covering all angles of this story. let's start now with meteorologist alexandra steele in the cnn weather center. how hot is it around the country today? >> i'll give you the two hot spots thus far. what do you think st. louis hit so far, gary? >> st. louis has hit, i can see it so i can cheat. 106 degrees. >> well, that was actually the forecast. >> oh, i see. i would say 107 degrees. >> 106. you were right the first time. >> okay. >> an
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
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Jul 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the sun, romney sidestepped the controversy in an interview with cnn's piers morgan. >> you've been criticized for knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch for instance. >> reporter: the uproar in london reached its crescendo when the city's mayor taunted romney in front of 60,000 people. >> there's a guy called mitt romney who wants to know whether we're ready. he wants to know whether we're ready. are we ready? [ cheers and applause ] are we ready? yes, we are! >> reporter: he's also taking heat that a meeting, norm le kept seek ri. >> i appreciate the insight and perspectives of the leaders as well as the head of the mi6 as we discussed syria. >> reporter: romney's top surrogates are brushing it off saying openings in the next two legs israel in po lapd. >> poland had the rug pulled on them on missile defense. >> reporter: president obama had his own awkward moments in britain last year when he tried to toast queen elizabeth as an orchestra played. >> in the words of shakespeare to th
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Jul 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
, offer ends soon. >>> a relatively new kind of attack has shaken the homeland security department. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly is live in wachlt suzanne put in perspective how intense is this threatsome. >> those numbers are up sharply, kyra. remember, this is the number of reported attacks against companies that control things like the power grid, water filtration plants, even nuclear facility. the cyber division reports that reported attacks up significantly since 2009. take a look at numbers. in 2009 there were nine attacks that were reported to dhs. in 2010 4rks 1 reported attacks and just last year the numbers soared as you said, kyra, 198 reports. that doesn't say that every attack was successful. in some case it was determined there was no real threat but there was 17 cases last year where the specially trained teams within dhs known as industrial control systems cyber emergency response teams were deployed to physical locations to investigate these. again, this is what we're talking about. they included the energy sector, those who hasds access to the nuclear f
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Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the united states where it was actually set to destroy the home. >> the source for cnn talking to our reporter poppy pharlow it looked like massive spaghetti and wires all connected. would this something incredibly complicated and the suspect would need quite a fair amount of expertise to be able to do this? >> no, you know, the expertise is out there. i think he's -- you look at his peddegree that i was a graduate student working towards his ph.d.. i think he had the education and knowledge, it is on the internet. with a little bit of common sense and he has quite a bit of that. very intelligent. he just put it all together and had something ready to go for the apartment. >> that's awesome. poppy harlow was talking to a source who said this, the flame would have consumed the entire third floor of the apartment complex by the time a fire truck would have arrived to the building, completely consumed in flames. the damage potential seems massive and at the same time, what we know about the suspect he tipped off police when they were able to apprehend him. those two things seem almost co
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Jul 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
gupta, cnn, reporting. >> for more on this, watch dr. sanjay gupta on saturday and sunday. you hear stories like that and you wonder how we can let guys like that become homeless. well, it's happening but we do have some positive news. the labor department is award 20g million in grants now to help more than 11,000 former service members land a job and get off the streets. the money's actually going out to various state and local agencies and organizations to fund job training and support various programs. or simply choose another. and it's free. ya know, for whoever you are that day. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. [ male announcer ] we believe small things can make a big difference. like how a little oil from here can be such a big thing in an old friend's life. purina one discovered that by blending enhanced botanical oils into our food, we can help brighten an old dog's mind so he's up to his old tricks. with this kind of thinking going into our food, imagine all the goodness that can come out of it. just one way we're making the world a better p
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Jul 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
on a remark romney made questioning london's readiness for the olympics. cnn national correspondent jim acosta is in london for us. jim, what's happening now with mitt romney? >> reporter: candy, mitt romney woke up to headlines he did not anticipate when he embarked on this overseas trip. but his campaign is confident he can clear the next hurdles ahead. mitt romney hit the reset button on his overseas charm offensive during his lone public meeting of the day in london he was asked by the leader of ireland about how he had to walk to the irish embassy due to the city's intense pre-olympic traffic. romney's response. romney is walking on egg shells and eager to please after he was blasted by british leaders for appearing to question london's readiness to host the olympic games dubbed the party pooper in the daily mail, mitt the twit in the sun, romney sidestepped the controversy in an interview with cnn's piers morgan. >> you've been criticized for knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch for insta
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Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and at times a very reaction to what he had to say. >> i want to bring up a tweet we saw from cnn contributor. he is a former speech writer for george w. bush. i would wonder whether the romney campaign wanted to be booed at the naacp. that whole line, could he maybe been aiming at his own base with that one? >> i asked the romney campaign that very question when we had a chance to talk with them. they did not respond to that question but were peppered with so many questions i think they were having trouble answering all of them. they didn't have time to answer all of them. i will say that mitt romney did get a lot of conservative props on twitter and social media for coming to this group and sticking to his principles and policy positions. he did not tailor his speech. he said he would repeal the president's signature legislative achievement, that is the health care law and tipped off a number of other iemts. and so even the leadership of the naacp that i talked to after this event were saying mitt romney showed a lot of courage in coming here today. >> speaking of props you eluded to this.
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Jul 15, 2012 8:00pm EDT
exclusively to cnn from his secure location in qatar. syria's opposition is calling on president barack obama to intervene in his fight whether it hurts his re-election prospects or not. activists say he cannot wait for election day to prevent the violence. this plea comes on a day the capitol of damascus saw its haven't fighting yet. 50 people were killed in syria today according to activists. >>> hillary clinton's trip to egypt did not end well. her motorcade was pelted with tomatoes and shoes. the mob chanted monica. clinton met with president morsi of egypt and encouraged egypt's newly elected president to keep pursuing reforms. those are the headlines this hour. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> for far too many americans, the street is their home. a life bad enough for anyone but unforgivable when the struggling men and women have already risked their lives for their country. there are more than 8,000 homeless veterans living in los angeles alone. surprising when you consider there's a plot of land there, nearly 400 acres that was donated, free, just to build a home for vets. as d
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Jul 21, 2012 11:00pm EDT
30 injured. official tell cnn that a second suspect is a possibility but it hasn't been confirmed. >>> worst drought in more than 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. many states are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought. that region produces about 75% of the nation's corn and soy bean crop. the drought is especially hard on livestock. many ranchers have had to sell off their herd early because they can't afford the corn to feed them. keeping you informed. you're watching cnn. the most trusted name in news. >>> for far too many americans, the street is their home. a life bad enough for anyone, but unforgivable when the struggling men and women have already risked their lives for their country. there are more than 8,000 homeless veterans living in los angeles alone. surprising when you consider there's a plot of land there, nearly 400 acres that was donated, free, just to build a home for vets. as dr. sanjay gupta discovers, tat land could have helped a vet he met in l.a. >> reporter: you're young. how old are you? >> 22, almost 23. >> reporter: almost 23. you ar
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Jul 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
erin burnett is going to talk live to lopez tonight live on cnn's "erin burnett outfront" at 7:00 p.m. >>> president obama kicked off this bus tour in a politically critical state of ohio. the road to the white house has run through ohio and the president has made several stops on what he is calling their betting on america tour. right now, he is in the town of m maumee which is not far from toledo, and dan lothian is reporting on all of the stops, and you are on the phone, dan, and chugging along. what have you seen so far? >> that is right. we just hopped on tb bhe bus he in maumee, and the president is doing affiliate interviews, and he often does that with local affiliates, and we are headed to sandusky with the president will wrap up remarks at a ice cream social, and the message here that the president has is all about the economy focusing on essentially defending what he has been doing t ing thing over three years and the bailout, and the bailout of the auto industry, a nd this is a region that has been hit hard in manufacturing sector, gm, and chrysler employed a lot of peop
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Jul 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in cnn orc polls has polled well on how wealthier americans pay more money. but it also has trouble getting through congress. president obama backed the same idea in 2010. he tried but ultimately ended up signing a two-year extension for all across the board tax cuts from the bush era tax cuts. and wolf, i will say republicans now seizing on this. white house speaker john boehner saying this is just president obama trying to distract from the poor job numbers that we saw out on friday. >> what would happen -- i know you've been checking with your sources over there, brianna, if the house of representatives, which has a lopsided republican majority and the senate, which has a narrow democratic majority, but they're half a dozen democrats who may vote with republicans on this one. let's say they pass legislation to extend the bush tax cuts for another year for everyone. middle class as well as wealthy, would the president of the united states veto that legislation? >> white house press secretary jay carney said today he would veto that, wolf. and it is a very good question since it's
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Jul 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president obama deliver? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile. post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. wolf. >>> jack, thank you. the men behind one of the most memorable slogans in u.s. political history, they are here in "the situation room" today. they've just changed "it's the economy stupid" to something new. standby for that. >>> and later, why an egyptian couple, get this, they packed their baby in the luggage literally. >>> and right now congress is asking questions about an alleged cover-up. we're getting exclusive look at the filthy horrifying conditions inside a hospital supported by millions, millions of your tax dollars. [ manager 1 ] out here in the winds, i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three t
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
position on something can fit on a bumper sticker, you need to do a little bit more research. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >>> good morning. on the attack, the showdown is in iowa this morning as rnc chair priebus goes after the white house, showing up in cedar rapids hours before the president. his goal, to promote the republicans' new website out just today slamming obama saying that the president shipped the recovery overseas. >>> the war on drugs. it's a failure. chris christie mincing no words, saying his state is warehousing addicts every day and giving them no treatment. >>> the governor and the gestapo. maine's republican governor walking back comments he made comparing the irs to the nazi secret police. this morning we hear from governor paul la page. >>> and records smashed from the midwest to the east coast. and now a new record. this past year has been the warmest ever for america. so turn up the ac, grab a cold drunk. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. right now, president obama
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Jul 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
obama at 49% to romney's 43%. that's a three percentage point increase from just last month. cnn's political director mark preston joins us now from washington, d.c. nice to have you with us this morning, mark. the poll shows the race is in a statistical dead heat. there are also bullet points that both candidates will find a bit concerning. can you share those details with us? >> sure, zoraida. i think we'll expect the horse race all the way up to november to stay this close. this is going to be one of those real, real tight presidential elections p. but, of course, there are certain bullet points that we focus on wn we're looking at these numbers. let's look at this number on the economy. the economy, issue number one in this election. what most voters will likely vote on come november. mitt romney has a six-point advantage over president obama right now when asked who has a better idea to improve the economy. very good news for the romney campaign up in boston when they see that number. however, out in chicago, you can see that the obama campaign can take solace in this number
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Jul 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
. this was the view from the cnn center roof cam last night. it was a spectacular show, wasn't it? in north carolina, flash flooding dumped up to five inches of rain on downtown greensboro. the heavy downpour left between 20 and 30 cars stranded on a nearby interstate. >>> every day we ask you to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. is it class warfare or paying your fair share? we want you to weigh in on whether president obama's proposed tax cuts are enough to get your vote. summer is here.ncer ] and so too is the summer event. now get an incredible offer on the powerful c250 sport sedan. but hurry before this opportunity...disappears. the mercedes-benz summer event ends july 31st. but what about your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula visibly reduces wrinkles in one week. why wait if you don't have to. neutrogena®. we take it on ours. this summer put your family in an exceptionally engineered mercedes-benz now for an exceptional price during the summer event. but hurry, this offer ends july 31st. >>> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stori
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Jul 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
his bizarre appearance in court yesterday. cnn has new information, a law enforcement official who viewed videotape taken inside the apartment says this, mess of wires looked like spaghetti and it was rigged quote, right. if police hadn't dismantled the explosives the entire floor could have been consumed by flames before the first fire truck arrive. the aurora police found 30 improvised explosive devices surrounded by gas containers of gasoline. the gasoline was meant to enhance the effects of the blast. all of that brings us right to jim spellman. he's standing outside the theater. we can see the neon sign behind you. let's talk first about this video. i know it's black and white. what more can you tell us? >> yeah, police describe this whole apartment as being designed to kill. all rigged up to a trip wire at the front door. it took them almost two days before they could figure out how to dismantle this safely, ult the matly using water to render inoperable this control box. fortunately there wasn't a timer to it because they needed that much time to sort out how to do it. when
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Jul 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
the term obama care. we at cnn use the term the president's health care law instead of commenting to an audience that is very friendly to the audience and say you would repeal it is almost sort of inviting a confrontation. now, if you go on social media right now, you will see that there are a lot of republicans out there applauding mitt romney for coming into this audience and saying what he will do as president of the united states and this message may be designed not just for the naacp but to go out across the country because it's being carried live and go to those independent sectors of independent areas, battleground states and it's interesting to see the different takes on what happened here today, but no question about it, this was a very negative reaction to what mitt romney had to say here this morning. >> and it will be interesting to hear, jim, what romney thought about the reception there, what his own camp -- how they might spend this appearance by mitt romney there in houston. jim, thank you so much. let's discuss this further, however, with gop strategists and cnn c
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